Crochet Helps Syrian Refugees in Greece Cope with Boredom

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There are many organizations and crafters sending crochet blankets, toys and clothing to people in Syria. Karen Kirk wanted to do something different to help the Syrian refugees temporarily housed at camps in Greece. She wasn’t sure what skills she could offer but she went to Greece to do her best, and it turned out that crochet skills and supplies were something she could contribute.

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Update on Undocumented Student Who Crocheted to Pay for College

As an undocumented immigrant in the United States Jose Luis Zelaya did not qualify for funding for higher education so he had to find a way to put himself through college. Crochet helped. He started making and selling affordable crochet accessories, particularly hats called DREAMbeanies, to raise funds to support himself. He’s really been successful in his education and is now working hard to encourage education as a path for others.

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Plan a 2017 Crochet Trip: Cruises, Retreats and More for Your Calendar

Do something special for yourself in 2017. Take the time to go on a crochet vacation. Take a trip to a crochet retreat, book yourself on a crochet cruise or attend a crochet workshop / convention in an interesting area. Here are some of the best options for 2017 crochet travel.

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